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Address: Whittier, AK
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A 14-story housing complex with shops, restaurants, a library, church and...

A 14-story housing complex with shops, restaurants, a library, church and laundromat.

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I stayed at the condo suites on the 14th floor for a couple of days. while it was clean, it was dated. everyone was friendly and easy to walk everywhere from there. Beautiful... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 17, 2016
Elizabeth J
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Carpinteria, California
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Carpinteria, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I stayed at the condo suites on the 14th floor for a couple of days. while it was clean, it was dated. everyone was friendly and easy to walk everywhere from there. Beautiful view of the harbour.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights. We stayed on the 14th floor facing the water. The view was amazing! You can see the whole town from here. The condo is dirty, old and smelly. Half of the room is modernized but the kitchen, bathroom and furnishings look like the 70's. This defiantly was the worst place we stayed in Alaska. The... More 

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Thank dailybrew
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

First off, June, the manager, was awesome. This was a very interesting place to stay. The first 12 stories of this building are home to about 80% of the town of Whittier with the top two stories rented out to tourists. Each condo is fully furnished complete with dishes and such. You could live here easily for a few weeks.... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

I'm not sure why I'm reviewing a condo complex - however it is extremely interesting and historical. Non-residents can enter the 1s floor where the city offices are and the top two floors where there is a bed and breakfast. About 225 people live here, most of the town. It is a must see in Whittier just for its uniqueness.

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Thank Nancy F
Dumas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

check out my review for glacier suites....they are located in this building...it looks scary on the outside but the views from the 14th floor can't be beat....million dollar views from the cheapest hotel of our 12 day trip...just awesome...really and truly...

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Thank melody t
Kenai, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Begich Towers was originally built for the military. Now transformed into city within a city. Housing, post office, businesses the list goes on. Sound in the hallways carries easily but no one seems to mind. Apartments are old and outdated but comfortable. The people who live there are friendly. A piece of Alaskan history.

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Thank Jim T
Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Do not stay here. There ad on Expedia was very misleading. The accommodations were uncomfortable and dirty. The service was non-existent.

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Thank Robert C
Oakland, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

June was super sweet, but the facility was very unpleasant. Our apartment was dusty, hot, dirty, old, crammed with odd furniture and bric-a-brac, windows that didn't stay open, no internet, leftover opened food, musty bedding, and a strong, stale smell of cigarettes as the elevator door opened onto other floors. The entrance to the building was off-putting: no address or... More 

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Thank Kristie S
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014

At one time the entire town of Whittier resided in this building. You stay in condos that some owners rent out. It took a little searching to find the lady in order to check in. Once found, however, she was very friendly and helpful. Although I was NOT on a honeymoon, I was in the Honeymoon suite on the 14th... More 

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Columbus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

This drab building is the only thing in town for the 400 year round residents. It is a post office, police station, grocery store, etc. Not worth the time to see.

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